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Approaches to Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Valery L. Feigin, MD, PhD1; Bo Norrving, MD, PhD2; David O. Wiebers, MD3
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1Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
2Lund University, Lund, Sweden
3Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA. 2015;314(21):2306. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13088.
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To the Editor The increasing global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) observed over the last 3 decades is a clear indication that usual approaches to CVD prevention are not enough and novel approaches are needed. In this respect, the novel model test from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assess value-based payment to reduce the predicted risk of CVD, presented by Drs Sanghavi and Conway,1 is an important and promising step in the right direction. The suggested approach, however, comes with some caveats for the wider global population.

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December 1, 2015
Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD; Patrick H. Conway, MD
1Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2015;314(21):2306-2307. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13100.
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